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grated functionality is envisaged in the
future between the EW and radar capabilities. The Italian Navy's naval electronic and communication development
and support center and Rome-based
VirtuaLabs company has already worked
on the co-funded AMIS (Advanced Multifunction Integrated System) research
and development program, aimed to develop, test and optimize an integrated
multifunction radar and full EW solution with "intelligent shared apertures."

capability and makes use of a combination of wideband monopulse DF and high
signal processing speed to process "complex" radar signals. Key system features
include precision parameter measurement and advanced emitter characterization capabilities.

GERMANY
Four new German Navy "Baden-Württemberg" class (also known as F125)
frigates, which are expected to enter in
service from late 2016, feature a more

TURKEY
The Turkish Ministry of Defence's
Undersecretariat for Defence Industries
(Savunma Sanayii Müstesarligi - SSM)
awarded in August 2013 a $103 million
contract to Aselsan to launch activities
on the CAFRAD (Cok Amacli Faz Dizinli)
radar program, the first phase of which
includes the indigenous development of
an X-band multifunction radar (MFR)
testbed. This MFR will serve as a technology demonstrator to aid development of a new radar targeted for the
Turkish Navy's future TF-200 air-defense
frigates. These ships are planned to be
developed and built locally with the assistance of foreign shipyards, and four
are scheduled to enter service with the
Turkish Naval Forces from around the
end of the decade.
With a displacement of more than
6,000 tons, they will have anti-air warfare capabilities centered on the new
MFR radar and a medium-range area airdefence missile system. Development of
the CAFRAD demonstrator is expected
to define the main antenna mast architecture for the TF-2000, as well as its
combat-management system and area
air-defence missile system. Under the
program phase one, Aselsan will develop
a scaled prototype MFR incorporating
illumination capability for semi-active
missiles and a fixed identification
friend-or-foe system, while the second
phase will include a new long-range surveillance capability.
According to Aselsan, which will
cooperate with the state scientific research institute Tubitak, the program
will run from 2014 through 2018, with
more sophisticated test and development to be carried out after 2014. No
detailed indications have been provided

The Journal of Electronic Defense | February 2014

about the radar's performance but it
does leave open the possibility to add or
integrate with other systems, including
EW elements. Aselsan is also providing
the ARES-2N ESM for newly built vessels, such as the Ada class corvettes
(MILGEM) and retrofit programs. The
ARES-2N is expected to form the basis
for future development, including the
foreseen addition to the integrated mast
architecture. Operating in the 2- to 18GHz (0.5-40 GHz) frequency range, the
ARES-2N provides a wideband intercept

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configured to suit a wide range of mission profiles.
Various sensors and countermeasures allow you
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several aircraft.
So from a cost point of view nothing can beat ESTL.
Especially if you compare with losing a plane and
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Antennas: Shaping the Future of RF Applications
DARPA – No Surprise is the Prize
EW 101
AOC News
Views from the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - February 2014 - Cover1
JED - February 2014 - Cover2
JED - February 2014 - 3
JED - February 2014 - 4
JED - February 2014 - 5
JED - February 2014 - The View From Here
JED - February 2014 - 7
JED - February 2014 - Conferences Calendar
JED - February 2014 - 9
JED - February 2014 - Courses Calendar
JED - February 2014 - 11
JED - February 2014 - From the President
JED - February 2014 - 13
JED - February 2014 - 14
JED - February 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - February 2014 - 17
JED - February 2014 - 18
JED - February 2014 - 19
JED - February 2014 - World Report
JED - February 2014 - 21
JED - February 2014 - Antennas: Shaping the Future of RF Applications
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JED - February 2014 - DARPA – No Surprise is the Prize
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JED - February 2014 - 33
JED - February 2014 - EW 101
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JED - February 2014 - 36
JED - February 2014 - AOC News
JED - February 2014 - Views from the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention
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JED - February 2014 - 40
JED - February 2014 - Index of Advertisers
JED - February 2014 - JED Quick Look
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